Tuesday 27 September 2016

Electric Picnic MindField to welcome Lisa Hannigan, Miriam O'Callaghan and Al Porter

Published 05/08/2015 | 14:01

Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson pictured here unveiling details about Just Eat's Electric Picnic sponsorship
Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson pictured here unveiling details about Just Eat's Electric Picnic sponsorship
Children at Electric Picnic
NO REPRO FEE Brothers David & Stephen Flynn from The Happy Pear launch Theatre of Food at this year’s Electric Picnic. The happy pair will be demoing some of their delicious vegan recipes at the Theatre of Food to help Picnickers with an easy and fun approach to healthy eating! Picture: Tony Kinlan.
Bernard O’Shea, Jennifer Maguire, and Keith Walsh at the launch of this year's Tour de Picnic Credit: Paul Sharp

MindField returns to Electric Picnic 2015 with guests including Lisa Hannigan, Miriam O'Callaghan, and Al Porter.

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If you're lucky enough to have bagged yourself a ticket to the Stradbally festival you can, as usual, expect much more than music.

MindField offers the chance to listen, debate, watch, talk, and argue at the hub which this year which, according to organisers, "debuts an exciting brand new 3D-bate format for live-mixing debates with audio visual images and live commentary from the audience".

Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Haskins will host the Soundings: Holy Trinity podcast which will feature intimate stories and music from special guests.

A Council of the Islands will see international speakers from Britain and Ireland suggesting ways to make our lives and countries better.

Meanwehile, on Sunday Miriam O'Callaghan and Al Porter will present a brunch show.

UK spoken word performer David J will be joined by Irish rapper Tommy KD and a host of peots and slammers fresh from Glastonbury.

The Theatre Stage in association with the Dublin Theatre Festival has commissioned a special aerial performance from Dying Breeds called Natural Bitches and Opera Theatre Company present their new touring show The Human Voice.

Dublin's Science Gallery has lots of new mind-bending experiments, talks and workshops including the Flare Out Photo Booth, as well as Coder Dojo coding sessions for kids, Ignite speed talks and live broadcasts of Newstalk's Futureproof.

An Puball Gaeilge will have Porn Karaoke in the company of Hector Ó hEochagáin and Aindreas de Staic's The Man from Moogaga and music from artists such as Colm Mac An Iomaire (The Frames) among others.

Tickets for this year's festival have sold out.

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